What do you get when you're in Los Angeles in the late 1990s and want to create a funny music video for a song pledging devotion to The X-Files hottie David Duchovny? You get clips of Whoopi Goldberg, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar (and too many more to name) lip-synching to a fan song. And to think, this happened way before you could tweet your fanvids to your favorite celebrities, which makes it even cooler.
If you've ever had a reason to appreciate two Hollywood assistants, this is the moment. The story goes that David Duchovny somehow got a tape of this song by musician Bree Sharp and played it repeatedly in his trailer because OF COURSE HE DID. Two assistants on The X-Files decided then to create a video for the song, apparently asking everyone famous in the 1990s to participate — including Gillian Anderson.
***WARNING: Once you hear this song, you'll never NOT hear it ever again. It's the ear-wormiest of earworms.***
Wow, that '90s aesthetic (aka terrible quality VHS) really shines through in the video. In addition to the celebrity cameos and the participation of The X-Files cast members, there are also plenty of random people on the street that were willing to participate. Can you imagine someone coming up to you on Hollywood Boulevard, asking you to mouth the words "Why won't you love me, David Duchovny?", then going about your day? Honestly, that's not super unusual for Hollywood, but you can bet the moment you see that you're in a music video with George Clooney, you're adding that to your IMDb real fast.
The whole video is a trip and will certainly have you impressed with the sheer number of people they managed to get to sing this silly song about David Duchovny. But maybe it's just because everyone secretly (and not-so-secretly) wants David Duchovny to love them and were waiting for an opportunity to tell him. Luckily, they got to shoot their shot.
And if the line "spaceship of love" has not been used as the name of a porn film yet, the world has not reached its full potential.